Local Silver Creek landowner, John French, has made it to Budweiser's Conservationist of the Year final selection. You can vote for him at www.budweiser.com. Enter your birthday, then click on Conservationist of the Year, and vote for John. John and Elaine French have done extensive restoration work on lower Silver Creek, my favorite place to fish Brown Drakes. If they win, they'll receive $50,000 for further restoration work. I guess if we drink more cheap beer, there will be more money for conservation projects!